The British GT Fightback
The last time Scuderia Ecosse raced at Snetterton, the team won both races. This time around Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen are out to make sure that history repeats itself. The team put a difficult weekend in Ireland behind them with a classy win in the Oschersleben FIA GT round, but it is vital that the Ferrari comes out on top at Snetterton. Scuderia Ecosse beats GruppeM by 39/1000ths of a second (Snetterton 2004)
Chris Niarchos: "I didn't race at Snetterton in the 2004 British GT rounds but I know the track well, in fact my first ever race in a Ferrari was there, back in 2003. Not being able to compete at Mondello was the most frustrating moment of my racing career so I'm very much looking forward to getting back out there and putting things right. Tim and I know what we need to do and we're ready for anything LNT can throw at us!"
Tim Mullen: "The fast corners and late braking areas at Snetterton will really suit the Ferrari and I'm hopeful that we can win there. The only thing stopping us is the tyres but Avon have come up with something new for us to try this week so we'll concentrate our attention on that and hope we can get back to winning in British GTs."
Stewart Roden, Team Principal: "As Tim says we have a new tyre to test on Thursday at Snetterton so I hope that is a success. Mondello was a dreadful weekend for us but then we went out and finished 1st and 3rd at Oschersleben so the Irish race has been put to the back of our minds. We're behind LNT at the moment and that is not where we want to be so we will be pushing hard to get back on top."
Going the extra mile! The Scuderia Ecosse team will be joining the other British GT and Formula 3 teams in the Sport Relief Mile at Snetterton, running (or walking!) the last mile of the track for charity on Saturday at 1830hrs. The teams will be joined by journalists, spectators, sponsors, photographers, caterers and event promoters, totaling at least 500 people, all out there for a good cause.